Roedy


  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    The lesson is, from the consumer’s point of view, AI progress is sudden, from hopeless to adequate all in one jump.
    It not that scientists accomplished nothing until that day. I saw this same pattern years ago when I wrote a program to design high voltage transmission lines. For a year it looked to outsiders as though there was no progress, then…[Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    When I was a teen, I went to see a play called the Firebugs by Max Frisch. A landlord has tenants who give escalating clues they are arsonists. For a variety of reasons, he pretends not to notice. Eventually, they set fire to his home. Trump makes it clear he plans a nuclear war and to send earth into runaway climate change. He HAS to be…[Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    He simply has to be removed from office. He will destroy earth with a nuclear war or by climate change and pollution. What methods are available?

    impeachment

    some sort of medical/mental disqualification?

    another country using violence.

    resignation from scandal

  • He simply has to be removed from office. He will destroy earth with a nuclear war or by climate change and pollution. What methods are available?

    impeachment

    some sort of medical/mental disqualification? […]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    If you have public health care, then you need mechanisms to discourage junk food. It is no longer just your business.

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Christmas

    Why I do not like Christmas

    Starting each October, Christians bombard us non-stop with Christian myths. They quote the bible in sonorous tones as if it were the definitive word of the creator of the universe.

    Hoary, kitschy, schmaltzy Christmas pop songs play over and over on the radio and in shopping malls.

    Christian-tinged stories…[Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Trump has promised to make the world uninhabitable with a nuclear war. For insurance, he is blocking all climate change abatement, and maximally burning fossil fuels. We are going from primitive space exploration to extinction is less than a century. Humans always do what they can do technologically whether or not it increases the risk of…[Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    This does not make sense to me:

    Conrad Hackett, the lead researcher, said that Christians in the
    United States were among the best-educated Christians on the planet
    but that only 20 percent of Christians worldwide had a postsecondary
    degree. Those in North America had 12.7 years of schooling on average,
    higher than the average of 9.3…

    [Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    What is going wrong? People have been encouraged to make up their mind on climate change based on personal intuition. It is as grandiose as Rush Limbaugh having an intuition-based opinion on the mass of the Higgs-Boson.

    Most people now agree that the world is warming. What they disagree on is whether man could cause it. What none of them know is…[Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    In Canada, it is illegal to sell yourself into slavery. So similarly, it should be illegal for a woman to agree to be bound by sharia law.

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Donald lies so often, that it can’t be much longer when people automatically dismiss what he says as blather. There is old fable of crying wolf.

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    This judge is saying “You must hide your child from the truth. If he hears it, it will be obvious what we have been telling him is a lie, and god wants him to believe a lie.”

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    What would be a suitable book for someone stuck in a small town for a weekend for a business trip?
    Perhaps today there could be a Kobo with a thousand books preloaded.

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    The bright side is this could be looked on a massive experiment to compare science and superstition. I would hope by the end of 4 years people will be utterly sick of the superstition that a mentally ill man pulls from his anus.

    It may also be clear why the government does not press some particular religion. The firestorms they start trying to…[Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    The article credits Einstein for discovering the speed of light is a constant.
    That came earlier in 1887 by Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley.

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    We have Trump, who said “I love war, including nuclear war” and wants to vastly increase military spending. The USA is run by climate change deniers. The Arctic is 20 degrees C above normal. Vertebrates are disappearing at unprecedented rates. I think 1000 years is extremely sanguine.

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    From the Mikado (and also spoofs of it)

    KO-KO

    As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
    I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list
    Of society offenders who might well be underground,
    And who never would be missed — who never would be missed!
    There’s the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs —
    All people who have flabb…[Read more]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    I think she has some options:

    leave the faith. She does not buy it.
    find a denomination that does not do this.
    humiliate the rabbi as a pervert by taking a recording video his demand to the press. Let him make excuses to the public.
    give him some freshly laundered panties.
    just refuse. Leave the ball in his court.

  • I think she has some options:

    leave the faith. She does not buy it.
    find a denomination that does not do this.
    humiliate the rabbi as a pervert by taking a recording video his demand to the press. Let him make […]

  • Roedy posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Why would Trump avoid doing climate research?

    The Koch brothers paid him to masquerade as a climate denier. They want to extend the value of their sunset fossil fuel investments a few years.
    Trump has a pathological overvaluation of his own competence and an unjustified strong trust in his untutored intuition.

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